We were privileged to produce a series of films for the charity, the UK Sepsis Trust (UKST), to raise awareness and encourage people to become Sepsis Savvy and save lives as part of the national ‘Sepsis Savvy’ campaign.   The campaign encourages businesses to raise awareness among their staff of the deadly condition which last year claimed at least 48,000 lives in the UK – more than breast, bowel and prostate cancers combined. Businesses that have already signed up to the campaign include Iceland Foods, Direct Line, Laing O’Rourke, the University of Birmingham, and Bolton Wanderers F.C.  Your business can sign up here

The main film can be viewed here:

 

“There’s a huge lack of awareness about sepsis, which is likely to be worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. To save lives demands both an aware public and switched-on health professional – symptoms can vary hugely so communication is key. We’re hoping that these resources will help to increase the public’s knowledge about this devastating condition in an engaging way.”

Dr. Ron Daniels, CEO and founder of the UK Sepsis Trust.

The six symptoms of sepsis in adults are:

  • Slurred speech or confusion
  • Extreme shivering or muscle pain
  • Passing no urine in 24 hours
  • Severe breathlessness
  • ‘I feel like I might die’
  • Skin that’s mottled, very pale, or slightly blue